Teeth and hunger, an evolving sensory system that establishes psychology. How have we found ourselves in that? Like a ghost in a machine, it’s phenomenal that people are capable of being more than the physical world. Luke Skywalker demonstrated by championing the goodness in his father, encouraging growth instead of magnifying resentment. Gandhi said and eye for an eye and the whole world will go blind because we're teaching each other to use duress and corruption to solve problems.
This bully complex was a strategy for self-preservation in nature. We are challenged to put mind over matter. To actually think with our minds and not only our cockadoodle. We might be the barbarians of a torpid Armageddon as we destroy ourselves, belatedly trying to install new ideas for space and time to judge. We dominate because it's in our animal to be egotistical, without reason to give up. Peace would defeat violence because learning has value. War is a childish tantrum, though an example of some physical exercise. Good that we create games to contain both.
Stuck On The Inside
Something like dyslexia makes school impossible for some people who think experientially, less verbally. Some people cannot think in ways that someone else has decided they should. Meaning we have created a system that forces everybody to be the same in most ways. Those of us who are different become suffocated and converted to malfunction by an experience of being ostracized.
Nature doesn't glorify your existence. Yet society continuously points at us with recognition and indoctrination. Our sense of self is stimulated all the time. We are estranged from our community, lending us to feelings of survival and narcissism. Yet we alone cannot truly understand anything besides what we have become. Measuring people for being different, we narrow the scope of humanity, such as cultivating generic consumerism.
So much is stolen in that desperation to keep everything we've been made so absolutely to think that we need, without the capacity to comprehend our loss of magic. We are programmed by the products of our own artificial mindlessness. Consider how owning something means you have to remember it, even worry about it. Without possessions you might find more accessibility to being alive. All over the world people have the same needs and a desire to socialize. It's an opportunity to stop being afraid of each other.
Why hate the homeless? Does something different shatter the illusion of a perfect world, seeing perfection naturally as a reflection of personal opinion? There’s a problem with addiction, but sleeping outside can be spiritually vibrant. Racism preserves culture, strengthening differences, but it’s also self-preservation, and irrational. Custom is granting ways in which we can relate to each other. An adopted language that makes our relationships more comfortable. But we also fear and alienate things that are different, and scrutinize with insensitive jealousy.
You can understand why sleeping in the dunes isn't okay, because those dunes would be full of our criminals and littered with trash. But if it were okay we might not be creating that desperation, and possibly fostering a greater respect for nature. A functional world might be that compromise between technology and nature, when nature becomes part of life again and not just technology.
To be uncomfortable in the naked universe, under an explosion of stars, alone with the presence of astronomical intelligence is mentally invigorating. We're taught to be afraid of not having anything, phobic to insecurity, and the weaker we become the more we succumb: another brick in the wall, a fortress of addiction and dependency.
There's responsibility implied in being a caretaker, and sheer truth in returning it to the future as we borrow existence. The replenishing strategy of nature is probably the most adaptable and succeeding infinitude. Our lives are organic, and everything counts. Being outside is exercising as well. Depth perception is mind expanding and so is being enveloped by a living, breathing environment. Compare that to living inside a box where everything is stuck and dead, internalized. Some good reasons for either, except being forced. We all have our own feelings of balance and practicality.
Thorns upon Roses
The nebulousness of language doesn't translate well. The heart of it matters the most, putting all babel aside. Groping in the dark. It’s hard to trust information with so much evidence to not trust anything. It seems like everyone is just trying to understand why the world is so corrupt, and seeming to engender our extinction. We don't want to fight each other: our neighbors, goodness, or wisdom. People want to fight for survival: the universe, the unknown, the misunderstanding.
Conquering ourselves, can we resolve this systemic invention of sugar and consumption of violence, instilling our subconscious want for protection and poisoning us mentally? Can we dezombify and mature enough to keep money from ruling our decisions? Not basing life on life is going to conflict with reality. We want to fight this addiction which is governing our progress for a foundation of solid ground.
Please save this environment and nurture our differences. Security is found in friendship, enlightening us with the most authentic connection. We're custodians of our humanity and the future is depending on us to be more than our animal. Coherent sympathy creates a formidable wisdom. Not by dogma, private motivations or a machinery of deception, but openly tested truth. What we want is freedom.
Nature will settle on solutions that work and murderously cull what doesn't so functionality is inherent in anything meant to be. It has spent the most time learning, finding and entwining balance. Fitting into the flow of nature is a gambling mutation, and math produces a result whether or not it’s appropriate.
The world evolved based on what was possible for animals, and now creative things are being done which are unprepared for. From that creativity and the sophistication of intelligence, you could say that all hell broke loose. Our cognitive means to understanding rooted in our animal.
Patterns repeat because everything is math, and math is always math. Fight and flight had a new arena to manifest: ownership and mortality issues, afraid of being wrong with a need to be right, layering our collidoscopic enlightenment with the false information of an uncomprehending self-preservation.
If you experienced an emergency situation you might have liked something about it that feels like an absence of time. Life based on life, what you might as well call gods kingdom. Money really did change everything. It's artificial energy that we invented, making new things possible for good or bad reason. It's the right tool for the right job. But abused as absolute power it becomes our evolutionary factor, derailing reality.
This is the definition of insanity, believing in things that are not real, and how that conflicts with a world which is real. The greatest treasure is a variety of people. Lab rats deprived of social play become less intelligent at problem solving and are prone to bonding with addictions.
Thriving this way must drive evolution crazy. Clams and starfish once gathered at river mouths, insects and birds filled the air, and people radiated an aura of their ability to think. The ocean is dead, the air is dead, and the souls of people are dead. We are missing a connection. An equality of comfort and sympathy.
One insult leads to another and mental addictions are a flourishing vampirism. Wisdom knows nothing because ego will cloud the music, such as gossip rules with invention. Becoming familiar is learning from a want, or intention of understanding that can never certainly know anything.
Everyone being equal is more opportunity for a valuable evolution. But we have twisted and popularized that to have life you must take it, to excuse the abuse of other people. A good person would never commit the same crimes against humanity so evil is the only one playing and therefore continues to win.
We’re addicted to the internet and television, telepathically connecting us to commercialism. A web of surveillance, recording resonation while distributing incautious inoculations to the mass. Information is powerful. The very means by which we internalize a concept of our environment.
It's no wonder how art becomes absent of love and led entirely by sex. We’re being taught to win quickly and cost efficiently, the opposite of quality and honesty. We are consequently indulging in things that are designed to seduce us. A testament to the time constraints of our pressurized cost of living: land monopoly and ownership of people, like slavery. We can't even afford to love what we do.
With more free time people can really develop their true self, but then we could fill that time with more work, making it easy for anyone to get ahead, and ebbing back into what we already have. How can we slow down and put more love into the things we do? It makes sense that we have an objective proving ground, wanting of ingenuity. But in a profound way this is killing us, and rewarding evil.
Dumbed down and manipulated. Is this really what we want? Does someone believe it's necessary for a condition of peace, or just easier for taking advantage? Intelligence lends to appreciation, and great is our ability to change and be more than one thing. Even science would flatten diversity given absolute authority. After all, what would music be without a human touch?
Animal solution will have us devour, while creative solution has given us power, and a physical body will combine that exactly. It's never too late to realize what happened accidentally and allow that understanding to solve the problem by causing little changes to gravitate.
Money is comparable to language. It confuses reality and creates a medium to manipulate. Money is great for a lot of things, but not absolute power. Just like you shouldn’t believe everything you hear.
Good solutions being suppressed or sabotaged for the sake of dominance is just an example. There is a realm of transition we are failing to appreciate. Different things need to be different. If we don't grow up and put mind over matter, music and math will rightfully judge this. Given such an opportunity at stake, if you don't know when too late is, that may as well be right now.
Cold turkey was a revealing way to take entertainment out of my life. I'm left with an impression of movies and porn which I didn't even notice before. A phantasmagoric collage of action and drama sneaking into mundane thought.
History recorded this strategy with the Roman Empire, stunning the population in colosseums with a fantastic gore and murder fest. It was trying to captivate the impression of a mastery of brutality, such as the stylized violence we see today.
The psychological impact of this is a subliminal wanting for protection and authority. Subconsciously intimidated, we trust ourselves less in the world, deepening fears of cooperation and giving us a depraved impression of reality.
It's no wonder so many of us worsen this effect by hiding from life with entertainment and drug addictions as we seek escapism. We worry about our social interaction instead of seeing the world from that place of true self and love.
Exacerbating our ego we cannot stand being offended, creating enemies to indulge that feeling of superiority. But conflict is part of a relationship, and more often than not it’s healthy. We contest with brothers and sisters but still continue to love and appreciate them. So what’s the difference?
A relationship with someone who feels and thinks exactly as you do would be sort of pointless because you wouldn’t grow or solidify any sort of learning. But as a consumer culture observing and supporting this mainstream view of reality, we reject, alienate and isolate people with differences.
Given an exaggerated image of life we're furthermore inspirited by feelings of inadequacy and a sense of deficiency that can never be satiated. There's no warning label on entertainment that actually informs people of its power to impress and control our minds.
We’re abducted by instant gratification through the unconscious moving parts of our addictions and ego taken advantage of. Everything on TV is also picture perfect, but Nature is dirty, so creative or natural people appear revolting. A realistic universe becomes shocking or aversive.
It's hard for anyone to know what value good or bad things might have. In fact, dangling a carrot just out of reach is logically productive, and commercialism has encouraged a mind expanding competition in a lot of ways, unleashing a vast amount of creativity as well. It just doesn't excuse a systemic machinery, the supremacy that imposes a dumbing down slavery avalanche towards invariable monotony.
Truth will be there to pass every test. Evil will always have to avoid it, and proof is in the pudding. Honesty is a stable ground that’s difficult to find when trust is confused easily and purposefully. There's need for a healthy social experience and deeper connection if we are going to heal or wield this.
Free education, that freedom of speech, isn’t only about the opportunity for people to earn power through understanding, but so that truth can be uncensored and reality can prevail. It’s good that we have created games to keep our fight challenged, without having to harm ourselves. For what would we be able to become without fight?
Survival of the fittest no longer applies to being human since money is absolute power. People are allowed to have power over other people without deserving it. It's the entire reason our most egotistical tendencies have dominated humanity and continue to seize control. The more you have control the more it will be a reflection of that control.
Not even the strongest or the most intelligent survive, but a weakness of willpower wanting to horde over everything, seeking to control the world as only that psychology would see fit, and to make an opportunity impossible for anything else.
There's nothing wrong with slowing down, especially since we are stuck on overdrive in a mode that is producing corruption. Overfilled we have no capacity to comprehend all we have lost. Such as a profound understanding. So much of the universe is gone from our experience.
Good things take effort, which can be slow, powerless, and exhausting, but in the end it amounts to something. Akin to nature taking its time to be thorough, experimenting with mutation, working with mistakes like music.
Evil is seeking the easy, purely effective way out. Evil will even break reality to get what it wants, and perversions of nature conflict for analogue reasons.
A difference between fear and love exemplifies it. If you bully or manipulate someone they'll do what you want but probably never appreciate it. This idea that love can lose appreciation, like happiness having no context without sadness, is forgetting that unlike absolutes, reality is astronomical, and not without the pain of existence.
Letting whatever may happen actually happen is avoiding the effort, taking the easy way out. Without this ability to think beyond ourselves we are slave to a weakness, solving problems the easiest way, such as not making the effort.
We have taken over the world, taken over ourselves, and taken it too far, but we have the opportunity to be conscious, challenged by addiction because chaos is objective, to put truth and logic before the automatic process.
We have the chance to become amazing creatures at this time, to make this effort, and our most profound waste of the universe would be failing to embrace it. Unconditional love is an understanding without any reason to be jealous.
Notes from a lot of reading about democracy, just to warn you.
When we speak of democracy it's for the reason of wanting society to reflect a profound understanding. But without free speech or critical thinking, dimly resounding a propaganda, democracy is an enchanting justification. It comes to be a hegemonic ploy that perpetuates this tendency.
Direct democracy has the problem of executive power, leaving nothing to defend the independence of people. No custom or culture would moderate, and nothing would protect inalienable truths. Everything would be subjugated, and enforcing the will of group plurality is also the most irrational animal. So if democracy panders to popular desire, how can difficult things be accomplished which go against our comfort zones?
But absolute liberty is unsustainable. Given enough freedom with limited resources a monopoly will assimilate everything. Only a relationship between democracy and liberty can avoid these traps and create a perceptibility, such as Ying and Yang. That which breaks the natural world are the extremes. The universe requires a relationship that can balance an equation, keeping liberty from devouring us, and democracy from becoming oppressive.
People have an inclination to live in society, and this realm of enlarged thought is what develops our imagination and critical thinking. Social intercourse is mind expanding. The public exercise of reason is premised on the freedom of expression, and the notion of having a reasoning political public is the necessary means of enlightenment.
But we harbor an inclination to direct things in accordance with our own ideas, and a state of nature provides no transcending protections to an individual from the coercive imposition of others. We are therefore beholden to engender a civil constitution as a condition of peace, with a coercive power acceptable and legitimate to the extent that it secures freedom for the individual.
Relying entirely on the enlightenment faith of free citizens is akin to anarchist beliefs of a non-hierarchical society. You might believe someone such as yourself is ready, even though society as a whole might not be. But there lies the problem exemplified, essentially saying that if you were surrounded by like-minded people the world would be perfect.
Complacency comes from hearing the whispers of mortality so often, and hypersensitive to the endless questioning of survival prospects we can never be sure when to take it seriously. As a group we are reflexive, embodying short-termism and historical myopia with a taste for instant gratification, as well as being sluggish from an anticipatory uncertainty logic of waiting for the system to respond or correct itself.
Crises are often perceived as moments of truth when we discover what's really important, but democratic crises are moments of deep confusion. For this reason they are better at surviving because we adapt, groping for a solution while continuing to make mistakes. In general democracies provide protection from the worst kinds of mad ideas, and mistakes don't prove calamitous because they don't become entrenched.
Throughout history we have seen democracies fail for the reason of enshrined power given to a popularity. The public might decide that a factory cannot pollute, but also that they would rather have more stuff for everyone. We hold an intuitive assumption that a decision is more moral when those affected have participated in its making.
However attempts to participate expose individuals to our collective incapacity to manage moral and value conflicts. There are multiple centers of power in a liberal democratic republic as in most social orders, and this pluralism of powers captures an essential aspect of the conception of a democratic society.
People are treated in accordance with principles akin in spirit to the laws of freedom which a people of mature rational powers would prescribe for itself. We thus reject the concept of a unifying popular will and take sovereignty as irreducibly heterogeneous. The self-determinative independence is creating a genuine effect.
Individual rights are enshrined and placed outside the reach of democratic politics. Regular elections, free press, independent judiciary and professionalized bureaucracy should be fundamental in creating democracy. Yet more and more our freedom of speech is hidden and crushed in those defensive efforts of capitalism, as liberties are manipulated, cultivating a fortified machine of information and surveillance.
Our system seems to be climaxing with the domination of money, in world resources and vital necessities; the very planet and societal structures taken by inordinate exploitation. In an attempt to corner markets, monopolize and profit, society and politics are reformed with ulterior motive. These structures in control might as well be the government.
Also consider how globalization of an economy significantly changes the nature of society, altering traditional systems of accountability and public participation. Citizens become subject while the government becomes more pervasive and authoritarian. Civilization is transformed by a business model as we experience the dehumanizing effects of technology, material orientation of the market, and disintegration of community.
Most of us don't even connect on that human level anymore, repressed and triggered by fear in a survival mode of assumption and conformity. Imagine if we promoted education and embraced lifelong learning, instead of being instructed faster than we can think for ourselves.
Democracy emerged from Greek antiquity at a time when the public was growing increasingly educated, for democracy relies on understanding. An independent media that can present all sides of a situation is vital to this effect. But if a single interest holds too much control the result is a one-sided debate, being the means of controlling thought.
Public discourse is the scrutinizing device for discovering truth, and it's the responsibility of our leaders to respond to such discovery with a sense of obligation, in a way that is accountable and observable. A circulatory system. At the same time our mass of people is like a wild animal, an avalanche of the multitude captivating personal experiences. Hierarchy is tasked to enact a level of solidarity.
The metaphor exists that the variety of people is similar to an insane person in need of a straitjacket, but a belief exists that intelligence makes the public dangerous, and this can't be true. Understanding is divining appreciation.
It's a matter of needing our foundation to navigate the wrath of causality and promote sustainability. What army could possibly be stronger than an intelligent, healthy and loving people? Art is better when it’s not trying to be something because then it can make the best of itself.
Imagine two overlapping inverted triangles. One able to handle sophistication to consider and make decisions which go against our comfort zones, constraining order to make the most of our survival. The other representing a creativity and variety of solution, expanding and enlarging our capacity of thought and problem solving. Shades of grey in everyone, but nothing can be everything at once because of polarity.